When Things Are Meant To Be | Casual Stripes

I thought I’d take this random Tuesday to give you an update on my life. My favorite bloggers let me in on their lives, so I’m going to let you in on mine too.

Lifestyle Blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing a J.Crew top, Stella and Dot tassel necklace, Madewell denim, and a Rosegal handbag

OUTFIT DETAILS:

TOP | MADEWELL DENIM | STELLA AND DOT NECKLACE c/o | BAG c/o, also HERE | M.GEMI FLATS, OPTION, OPTION

Lifestyle Blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing a J.Crew top, Stella and Dot tassel necklace, Madewell denim, and a Rosegal handbag Lifestyle Blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing a J.Crew top, Stella and Dot tassel necklace, Madewell denim, and a Rosegal handbag Lifestyle Blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing a J.Crew top, Stella and Dot tassel necklace, Madewell denim, and a Rosegal handbag Lifestyle Blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam wearing a J.Crew top, Stella and Dot tassel necklace, Madewell denim, and a Rosegal handbagOUTFIT DETAILS:

TOP | MADEWELL DENIM | STELLA AND DOT NECKLACE c/o | BAG c/o, also HERE | M.GEMI FLATS, OPTION, OPTION

I am a pretty spiritual person. Not necessarily religious, but I believe in karma and manifesting your dreams and good versus bad vibes. I lost two grandparents in the past two years, which kind of solidified my spirituality. I believe that things turn out the way they are meant to be, and it something doesn’t feel right, then it’s definitely a sign to change up what you ‘re doing.

When I went in for my third microneedling treatment a couple weeks ago (you can catch up on that here), basically everything that could go wrong did. The blood draw went awry, then the centrifuge that spins the plasma for the treatment wouldn’t work, and the numbing cream stayed on too long and made my face all peely. I was molting in these photos, which I probably why I look pissed. I used my photoshop skillz to try and smooth it out, which I kind of regret now.

It wasn’t anyone’s fault, just random flukes that all happened or some odd reason. My dermatologist was beyond apologetic, and asked if I wanted to stay and keep trying. I had left work early to make my appointment and it would be a pain to come back, but something in my gut told me that today just wasn’t meant to be the day.

So I left and returned a week later, ready for everything to go perfectly smooth. And it did! Plus, they surprised me with an extra microneedling treatment (worth like $800, umm yes amazing) for the trouble.

So, I guess things work out the way they are supposed to. Maybe my best face result is with 5 treatments instead of 4. Maybe something else was going to happen if I stayed and kept trying to force the treatment that day. For whatever reason, things happened in the right order, the way they were meant to.

Is there something in your life that didn’t go as planned? What was your response?

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This is completely unrelated, but SheIn is sending 2 lucky people to Coachella – including airfare and hotel! The winners will also receive makeovers! I really want to win because I’ve never been to Coachella!

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Have a lovely day, and good luck to those entering!

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–Roxanne

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35 Responses to When Things Are Meant To Be | Casual Stripes

  1. Megan says:

    Great post! Would you mind sharing your dermatologist? I’m also in DC and am looking! Thanks!

  2. Rachelle says:

    Love this classic look, I can never get enough of stripes.

    xo
    Pinksole

  3. Liz H. says:

    That top is super cute! I can think of a million ways to style it.

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  4. I’m wearing an outfit just like this today! Jeans & stripes = classic

    http://www.michellespaige.com

  5. So sorry to hear that your first experience with Microneedling didn’t go well but so glad that it all worked out in the end! I totally believe everything happens for a reason!
    Rosy Outlook

  6. Susan Rahamim says:

    I agree- things seem to happen for a reason. Hard to explain sometimes but it makes sense!

  7. CelebratingthisLife says:

    I always love that you keep it real on your blog, Roxanne. It’s so refreshing! You always tell such a great story, your outfits are well styled and the photos are gorgeous. Once when I was young, my fam and I took the train from Buffalo to DC. One our planned return date my mom wanted to spend just one more day in DC so we changed our tickets. The train we were supposed to be on crashed. It’s still scary to think about. I really do think everything happens for a reason. xx Rox-Anne, Celebratingthislife.ca

  8. Laura says:

    First of all love your casual look! Second of all, I know what you mean. Sometimes you just need to accept things aren’t going to work out. Glad you were able to go back a second time and have it go much more smoothly!

  9. Lola says:

    What a chic and casual shirt, I love it! And the style of those jeans is really lovely 😀

    http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

  10. jess z says:

    Glad everything worked out. I read your first microneedling post and the results look great.
    http://tresfly.blogspot.com

  11. Another beautiful outfit of yours. Love your shirt and cute accessories! Dominica from London. xXx

  12. Your top is stunning. I love the colors. Hope you win the Coachella giveaway. That would be such a blast. :]

    // itsCarmen.com

  13. I’m glad things worked out, this outfit is so chic while being laid back and I love that vibe.

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

  14. You look amazing in these photos, I couldn’t tell anything was wrong. I’m glad things worked out for you later. LOVE this outfit, especially that top!

  15. Brooke says:

    I’m with you girl, when something doesn’t feel right, you have to bail! I’m so glad it worked out for the positive for you. 🙂 You also, are totally beautiful in these pictures.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

  16. Pork & Cookies says:

    Sounds like a big mess but I’m glad they made up for it !

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

  17. Carylee says:

    Oh goodness. So many things go unplanned and this is a good reminder to just accept what you can’t control sometimes! I love this top so much! That necklace is a great finishing piece, too!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com